Bountiful Baskets

Have you heard of Bountiful Baskets? My mom and sister have been getting fruits and veggies through this Co-Op for quite awhile and there are many drop off sites around Utah, but until just a little while ago there wasn't one close enough to Price. What you do is sign up on their website www.bountifulbaskets.org
and you make your contribution $15.00 (+tax) for a conventional basket and then you can select any add-on's you might like. You make this contribution on Monday and then you pick up your basket on Saturday at the sight you selected.

Last week I tried it... the closest pick up site was in Ferron which is about 40 minutes away, but that was closer than Provo. I bought a conventional basket for $15, 5 loaves of 9-grain bread, and 7 dozen tortillas.
Last week my basket included:
1 Cantelope
1 Honey Dew Melon
8 Kiwis
3 Pkg. Blackberries
12 Cameo Apples
8 Bananas
1 head Romaine Lettuce
2 big bunches of spinach
2 cucumbers
12 radishes
8 Tomatoes
4 Artichokes

I was way impressed with the quality and quantity of what we received and I thought that I might buy a basket every other week, but we have eaten everything! And I will be picking up another basket (minus the bread and tortillas, we haven't eaten all of that yet) on Saturday.

Lately I have been really trying to save $$$ when it comes to groceries and food, so I wanted to make sure that I was getting a good deal, I figure that purchasing all that produce would have cost me about $35 at our grocery store. But what about the time and gas? Some other ladies in our neighborhood are going too so we are carpooling and as for the time---it is my time out.

I love that I don't get to choose what comes in the basket---it has made us try new things and helped me learn how to cook new things. It has also helped us eat healthier---today my 2 year old had spinach in his smoothie, asked for 2 tomatoes for his snack and he ate both of them with no dip, had an apple with peanut butter for another snack, ate another tomato with his lunch....and this is just today!

I didn't think to take a picture of my basket last week, but I will this week and post it with what we got. Check out their site, I love it!

What I got Today, May 8th:
2 Watermelons
2 heads Romaine Lettuce
1 Bunch Spinach
9 Tangelos
3 lbs. Pink Lady Apples
9 Bananas
4 Green Peppers
6 Mangos
6 Ears Corn
4 Tomatoes

YUMM! I am SO excited!

1 comment:

  1. Bountiful Baskets have really grown in popularity recently! They are also available in Arizona where my family is from and now almost everyone I know is buying bountiful baskets! They are fantastic! We love them! And I agree, our family has eaten much healthier and with more variety in our vegetables!